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 American Society for Virology (ASV)  - June 18-22, 2016 - Virginia Tech Campus -Blacksburg, Virginia

Lodging and Meals - Lunch Discussion Tables

Lunch Discussion Tables for Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

The ASV Education and Career Development Committee will once again host discussions with the plenary and state-of-the-art speakers during the lunch breaks on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of the meeting. Several plenary speakers will host discussion tables with students and postdocs to provide a unique opportunity to interact with these outstanding scientists. Additionally, other experts will also lead daily discussion tables for students and postdocs on topics that will provide insight into career choices and career development. No cost is involved but due to limited space, reservations are required to attend these discussions. Advance signup is required. You may choose in a prioritized fashion up to three (3) discussions total (not per day) that you would be interested in attending. Registrants will be chosen by a lottery system drawing prior to the meeting and selected attendees will be notified by email of the one (1) lunch table event to which you have been assigned prior to the start of the conference to allow you to confirm your acceptance.

Lunch Discussion Tables for Students and Post-doctoral Scholars!
Location: Squires (Various Rooms)

Pick up your boxed lunch at Squires Atrium to enjoy at these discussion tables.

The Education and Career Development Committee is excited to host a series of discussion tables during the ASV 2016 meeting! During the lunch break on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, a number of plenary speakers will host discussion tables, providing a unique opportunity for pre-registered students and post-doctoral scholars to interact with these outstanding scientists. In addition, each day discussion tables on topics of interest to students and post-docs will also be hosted by experts in those areas, providing insight into career choices and career development.

See schedule below or Download a PDF of the Lunch Discussion Schedule

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Speaker Discussion Tables:

Stephen Russell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester - Squires, Room 116
Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, University of California, Irvine - Squires, Room 145
Ann Palmenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Squires, Room 147
Michael Farzan, The Scripps Research Institute - Squires, Room 217
Sarah McDonald, Virginia Tech - Squires, Room 219
Andrew Mehle, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Squires, Room 234
Julie Pfeiffer, University of Texas Southwestern - Squires, Room 236
Lorena Passarelli, Kansas State University - Squires, Room 238
ASV 2016 Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardee I - Squires, Room 300
ASV 2016 Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardee II - Graduate Life Center, Room F

Topic-Specific Discussion Table:
Finding the right postdoc for your career goals – Bert Semler - Squires, Room 342

Monday, June 20, 2016
Speaker Discussion Tables

Michaela Gack, University of Chicago - Squires, Room 116
Michael Malim, King’s College London - Squires, Room 145
Wendy Barclay, Imperial College London - Squires, Room 147
Michael Emermann, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Squires, Room 217
Patricia Pesavento, University of California, Davis - Squires, Room 219
Anna Whitfield, Kansas State University - Squires, Room 234
Curtis Suttle, University of British Columbia, Vancouver - Squires, Room 236
Eric Delwart, University of California, San Francisco - Squires, Room 238

Topic-Specific Discussion Table:
Careers at NIH Center for Scientific Review – Diane Post - Squires, Room 300
Balancing Work and Family – Rebecca Dutch - Graduate Life Center, Room F
Developing Effective Teaching Skills – Sarah McDonald - Squires, Room 342
Careers in Public Health – Travis Taylor - Graduate Life Center, Room G

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Speaker Discussion Tables

Tuesday, June 21 – Stephanie Karst, University of Florida - Squires, Room 116
Mark Denison, Vanderbilt University - Squires, Room 145
William Klimstra, University of Pittsburgh - Squires, Room 147
Heinz Feldmann, National Institutes of Health, NIAID - Squires, Room 217
Akira Ono, University of Michigan Medical School - Squires, Room 219
Martin Moore, Emory University - Squires, Room 234
Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Squires, Room 236
David Prangishvili, Institut Pasteur, Paris - Squires, Room 238

Topic-Specific Discussion Table:
Small College Teaching – Geoff Holm - Squires, Room 300
Careers in Biotech Companies – Joel Herbein, Techlab - Graduate Life Center, Room F
I don’t want to be a PI. Now What? – Rollie Clem - Squires, Room 342

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